Steuben man involved in car accident has passed away


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) – The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a young man involved in a car accident in Steuben on Tuesday has tragically passed away.

Around 4:30pm on Tuesday August 3rd, 21-year-old Eric Schwarzmueller was driving on Route 274 in Steuben when he suddenly drove off the road and into a ditch. Before coming to a complete stop, the vehicle continued right through the ditch, became air born and then struck a tree causing significant damage to the roof.

Upon arrival, Deputies found Eric trapped inside the vehicle. Fire personnel attempted remove him from the vehicle but were unable to do so immediately. When Schwarzmueller was finally removed, he was flown out by Mercy flight to SUNY Upstate Medical University due to the severe nature of his injuries.

Unfortunately, Eric Schwarzmueller succumbed to his injuries and passed away on Thursday August 5th. He will be sent to the Onondaga County Medical Examiner Office for an autopsy.

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